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Sponsored by: The Breast Cancer Site

According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there has been a 2% annual increase in invasive breast cancer in U.S. women under 40 over the last three decades. A second study by the American Cancer Society shows that invasive breast tumors in women under 45 years old increased by 11.8% between 2007 and 2011 alone.

This is especially alarming because young women are less likely to perform regular self-exams or seek out mammograms, and because cancers diagnosed in younger women are often more aggressive and therefore more life-threatening.

Whether you are a woman over 40 who has a daughter, niece, grandchild or other young relative, or if you're a young woman yourself, you can make a difference in slowing down this disturbing statistical trend. Until there is a cure, prevention and awareness are our most powerful weapons.

Take the pledge today: Commit to raising awareness about these five proven ways every woman can lower her risk of being faced with a battle against breast cancer.

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I hereby pledge to share this vital and practical advice with all the young women in my life:

1) Exercise regularly, preferably three times per week at 30-minute intervals.

2) Eat a whole foods-based diet rich in colorful vegetables and low in processed foods.

3) Moderate alcohol intake to 2-3 drinks per week.

4) If you have a family history of breast cancer, talk to your doctor about the possibility of being tested for the breast cancer gene (BRCA1 and BRCA2).

5) And above all, do your monthly self-exams!

Petition Signatures

Jul 15, 2018 Terri Robb
Jul 14, 2018 Gigi Liebenthal
Jul 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2018 Alexis Carrillo
Jul 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jul 4, 2018 Renee McKenzie
Jul 3, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jul 3, 2018 melvin bennett
Jul 3, 2018 Amber Osmondson Couple years ago my doctor found a lump in my breast an did a biopsy an found out it was a cyst an I was supposed to get it removed but I didn't an now I have Endometrial cancer so I have to stop smoking so I can have the surgery an get it removed
Jul 2, 2018 Dolores Islava
Jul 2, 2018 Rhonda Remy My maternal Grandmother had breast cancer and a double mastectomy. I, myself was lucky to be clear after a biopsy 5 yrs. ago. I am a believer in mammograms and self exams.
Jul 2, 2018 (Name not displayed) My friend has just been diagnosed with breast cancer and has had her surgery. I am behind young women being encouraged to self check etc.
Jul 2, 2018 RITA RICKETTS Breast cancer at any age is terrible, young ladies under 40 have a better chance of fighting it whilst they are younger.
Jul 2, 2018 Karen Schultz
Jun 30, 2018 Deborah Brown I'm signing and standing tall believing that one day we will have a cure for Breast Cancer.
Jun 30, 2018 Courtney Hernandez
Jun 30, 2018 Vickie Bahr I am a 40 yr survivor who has a daughter and granddaughter who I want to see protected from this.
Jun 30, 2018 Theresa Mason
Jun 30, 2018 Diane Puso I am a breast cancer survivor I have a young adult daughter & son who has large chest muscles I want to see them & all young people aware and protected
Jun 30, 2018 Carolyn Adams
Jun 28, 2018 Beth O'Brien
Jun 28, 2018 Segolene Coatrieux
Jun 28, 2018 Barbara Lintz
Jun 28, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2018 Alma Colon
Jun 28, 2018 Tina Miller
Jun 28, 2018 Blair Mosher-Stahl
Jun 24, 2018 Madalina Viziteu
Jun 23, 2018 Beau Ryba
Jun 18, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 5, 2018 julie matewicz
Jun 5, 2018 lisa ahmed
Jun 5, 2018 Charmaine McCarroll
Jun 5, 2018 Lydia Esser
Jun 4, 2018 Dinah Schaffer
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
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Jun 3, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
Jun 3, 2018 Leisa Chavez
Jun 3, 2018 cynthia Santiago
Jun 3, 2018 Elizabeth Scholl
Jun 3, 2018 Kathy Neely
Jun 3, 2018 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jun 2, 2018 Davor Maznik
Jun 1, 2018 koenraad semnck
Jun 1, 2018 Sam Wake
Jun 1, 2018 Bruce Willhide
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